Once it penetrates a system, it locks down the user’s files, which can only be decrypted with a key the cyber attacker will supposedly supply after receiving the ransom. There is no guarantee the user will get their files back, even if they do pay the ransom.
These days, hackers favour ‘spoofing’ to distribute Ransomware – impersonating someone you know like a co-worker to gain your trust. In the past, it was common for hackers to strike using a ‘spray and pray’ attack; sending basic emails (the most common vehicle for Ransomware distribution) to anyone and everyone.
With a 3,500% increase in Ransomware attacks in 2016 alone, and the cyber criminals showing no signs of letting up, you need to be aware of this malware to protect yourself and the security of your business.
Take a look at the infographic brought to you by IT support company, Technology Services Group.
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